24 months
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6000 EUR/year
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About

The Master programme in Investor Relations and Financial Communication from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) offers students the unique opportunity to acquire an integrated set of competencies, including financial, communicative, legal and language knowledge, which is strongly and increasingly required in the financial sector. 

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Overview

The aim of the Master in Investor Relations and Financial Communication from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is to form specialists operating in the banking sector and in capital markets being able to bridge the information and knowledge gaps between financial experts and lay investors and entrepreneurs. 

Moreover, such specialists will be asked to manage strategically the huge quantity of information so that it can be put "at work" to foster sound investment decisions.

The primary job market for candidates earning this degree are:

  • the private banking and wealth management sector, where the integration of solid financial knowledge with communicative and legal skills will constitute a competitive advantage;
  • the financial communication area of business enterprises, where in-depth expertise is needed to organize and manage numerous strategic communications (investor relations, roadshow marketing, financial reporting, media relations support);
  • consultancy firms in investors relations and other financial communications, where a wide array of services is offered especially to listed companies, like consultancy and coaching, market transaction communications (M&A, IPO, etc.), shareholders engagement solutions (proxy solicitations, capital raising support, institutional investors canvassing, etc.).

Career Prospects

The primary job market for candidates earning this degree are:

  • the private banking and wealth management sector, where the integration of solid financial knowledge with communicative and legal skills will constitute a competitive advantage;
  • the financial communication area of business enterprises, where in-depth expertise is needed to organize and manage numerous strategic communications (investor relations, roadshow marketing, financial reporting, media relations support);
  • consultancy firms in investors relations and other financial communications, where a wide array of services is offered especially to listed companies, like consultancy and coaching, market transaction communications (M&A, IPO, etc.), shareholders engagement solutions (proxy solicitations, capital raising support, institutional investors canvassing, etc.).
  • Proxy advisor and investor engagement specialist.
  • Specialist in management and control functions in public and private banking and financial organisations.
  • Specialist in external relations and institutional affairs functions in public and private organisations in the banking and financial sector.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Speech Communication
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • EU financial systems and bank management
  • Economics of the EU
  • Financial communication
  • Communication strategies in financial disclosure
  • Sustainable Finance and Ethics
  • Online Communication Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
84

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
84

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The formal requirement for admission to the Master's degree in European studies in Investor Relations and Financial Communication is a Bachelor's degree, in the fields of Economics, Communication Sciences or other relevant disciplines.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Tuition fees for the Master's degree amount to Euro 3’000 per semester.

Tuition fees have to be paid to Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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